A professional writing course exploring the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, professor and author of The Lord of the Rings.
Registration Open: 02/20/2024
A professional writing course exploring the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien, professor and author of The Lord of the Rings. Virtual visits with scholars and experts in Oxford, England, where Tolkien spent much of his life, offer a unique opportunity to learn about the writer's world and the unique intersections between his scholarship and his fantasy. Watch this short video clip to learn more!
The Global Classrooms sections are GC01, GC02, GC03.
Number of credits: 3
How You Will Learn and Work
This is a Global Classrooms Connections Course. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning.
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
General Education Credits
Fundamental Studies-Professional Writing
College of Arts and Humanities
Prerequisites & Restrictions
Students must have fulfilled the Academic Writing (FSAW) requirement and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Peter Grybauskas teaches in the English department. Before joining the faculty at the University of Maryland, he lived and taught for several years in Rome, where he also collaborated with the Roman Association of Tolkien Studies. He has published a number of essays on Tolkien and is delighted to share his interest in fantasy with students. If you are interested in this course but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to Peter Grybauskas to discuss your interest.